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Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Could it be that Obamacare is actually saving money?

From time to time I hear from readers who are convinced the Affordable Care Act will ruin us all financially. Not happening so far. Instead, it has …

The Best Explanation Yet Of How The NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program Works

The report reaffirms what we already know, specifically that "the NSA copies Internet traffic as it enters and leaves the United States, then routes it to the NSA for analysis," and it also shores up a few things about how PRISM works.<p>First, it clears up the controversy around the assertion that …

Surveillance

Obama's Overdue Reckoning on Secrecy

The president is pledging to scale back the global war on terror while boosting the surveillance system that wages it.<p>All day Thursday, officials from across the political spectrum scrambled to explain reports in the Guardian and Washington Post of unprecedented government collection of phone and …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald …

Bio-Hackers, Get Ready

When I speak to technical founders, they often look back with fondness to days of tinkering with a Commodore 64 or Hypercard.<p>But perhaps tomorrow’s founders will experiment with a very different kind of code — the genetic code that underlies how everything from one-celled organisms to humans …

Where to chow down on your road trips

If you're a foodie, you might envision experiencing your very own version of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" during a Memorial Day or summer road trip. …

Students are the victims and culprits of India’s broken higher education system

I recently read an article on the Kafila blog<i>—</i>more like an angry, reflective rant—written by some students from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. To quickly summarize, the piece criticized the draconian views of the principal of St. Stephen’s College regarding curfews on women’s dormitories and his …

College & University

Amazon Vs. Costco: Which Is Better For Buying In Bulk?

Matt Cardy/Getty Images Saving money is on the minds of most Americans, which is why so many make a special effort to purchase items in bulk and join discount clubs. It's also the reason so many businesses are creating opportunities for consumers to access those savings.<p>One program to crop up in …

eCommerce